Preparing for your appointment

By Mayo Clinic Staff

If you think you or your child has been exposed to lead, see your doctor or contact your local public health department. A simple test can help determine blood lead levels.

What you can do

Before your appointment, you might want to write a list of answers to the following questions:

  • What symptoms or changes in behavior have you noticed?
  • Do you or your child have other medical problems?
  • What medications or supplements do you or your child take?

What to expect from your doctor

Your doctor may ask you some of the following questions:

  • Have you recently moved to a different home or a different school?
  • When was your house built? Are you doing any renovations?
  • Do you have a new job that might expose you to lead?
  • Does your child have a sibling or playmate who has had lead poisoning?
Mar. 12, 2011